Hi Michael:

Could you provide some details about the Universal archive fire? When and where did this happen? I 
thought the Decca masters were all consolidated in a climate-controlled and "fire-proof" archive in 
Germany, associated with Berliner Studios.

-- Tom Fine

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From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, September 19, 2008 3:05 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Sad news about Dick Sudhalter and Decca archive

> It is a sad day over at the 78-L and I am not going to cross-post what is over there, but just 
> give you heads-up.  Richard Sudhalter passed away last night.  And there is now confirmation that 
> the Universal vault fire consumed the entire Decca masters from the 30s thru the 50s.  Metal, 
> tape, test pressings, and paper.
> There's no justice in the world.
> Mike Biel  [log in to unmask]